Wednesday, September 12, 2012 By CISD Staff
CISD Announces New Guest Pass Procedures For All Bus Riders
To assist in getting students safely to and from school, the district is putting new Guest Pass procedures in place for all bus riders. Parents who need for a child to change from their normal route’s pickup or drop-off location must first fill out an Alternate Transportation Request Form. If the student is a current bus rider and already has a CISD Bus Pass, the parent should fill out the form and turn it into the school office by noon in order to coordinate and make accommodations for the child to alter his/her bus route and/or pick-up and drop-off schedule.
Go online to the CISD Transportation webpage to download the form and instructions. You may complete it online, print it, and then send it with your student to the school office. Keep in mind, the campus office staff needs the form by noon on the day of the change to coordinate and make accommodations for students by the end of day dismissal. Emergency situations after the noon hour may be handled by the Campus Principal in communication with the child’s parent or guardian. If your student already has an annual or semester bus pass, there is no charge to change routes/drop-off points. However, if your student does not have a bus pass, you will need to purchase a pack of “One-Way Bus Vouchers” and affix one of the voucher stickers to the form. See below for more information on the One-Way Bus Vouchers for occasional riders.
CISD Establishes One-Way Bus Vouchers For Occasional Riders
The CISD Guest Pass or Alternate Transportation Process provides parents the opportunity to temporarily use existing CISD bus routes at their home campus to get students to and from school. Parents may purchase a pack of 10 One-Way Vouchers for a cost of $50 from your student’s school office or the Carroll ISD Business Office. Payment may be made via cash or check. An Alternate Transportation Request Form will need to be completed, voucher sticker affixed to the form, and sent to the school office by noon in order to make accommodations for students by the end of day dismissal. Forms and instructions are available for download from the CISD Transportation Webpage under the Alternate Transportation links.
A One-Way Bus Voucher sticker (pre-purchased at your child’s school or the CISD Administration Center) must be affixed to the Alternate Transportation Request Form in order for your child to ride a CISD bus. Emergency situations after the noon hour may be handled by the Campus Principal in communication with the child’s parent or guardian.